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What do we believe?

We do not believe that jail is the answer. We believe that how we treat the least of our fellow humans is a reflection of who we are as a society. We are for community corrections and against the death penalty. We are against a denial of fundamental human rights and for restorative justice. We are for the reparation of harm caused by conflict and crime. We understand and are sympathetic to the violation of people and relationships and the disruption of peace in our communities that comes from crime.


Paulah Dauns, Past President
St. Leonard's Society of Canada

St. Leonard's Society of Hamilton

We believe in the value of all human life and peoples capacity to change.